Does the public wish to be involved in science? This was one of the key topics addressed at the annual Nordic Science Communication Forum held in April in Gothenburg. The conference included a presentation by Imran Khan, Head of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Trust in the UK, on the Wellcome Trust Global Monitor. Results from the German and Swedish Science Barometers
, and the EU project ORION Open Science’s European public attitudes survey
were also discussed. Read a report about the event.
The HSS University and Society in Collaboration conference in Örebro, Sweden in May provided an opportunity for VA to promote the EU SciShops project
and ARCS national citizen science portal
to Swedish stakeholders. In a joint workshop on Science Shops with Malmö University, VA gave an international overview of the Science Shop concept, highlighting examples of different models of Science Shops and resources and support offered by the SciShops project. Read a report about the event.
Did you know that the forest can be found in every aspect of your everyday life, from food packaging to the latest fashion? In June, VA took the opportunity to bring the forest into the suburbs of Stockholm and to talk about the bioeconomy and EU BLOOM project with visitors to Järvaveckan, a political festival that this year attracted more than 50,000 people. Read a report about the event.
VA colleagues presented a number of projects at Eusea’s European Science Engagement Conference
in May in Vienna and the Ecsite (European network of science centres and museums) conference
in June in Copenhagen. Projects presented included SciShops
and the Star-Spotting Experiment
A project website has now been launched for EU-Citizen.Science
, a new EU project that VA is a partner in, which is creating a European platform for Citizen Science. To stay informed about project activities, you can also sign up to receive EU-Citizen.Science news